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#Hospitals

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant INMO

Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant

One in six midwifery posts are being left vacant.

From TheJournal.ie Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015 Foreign Objects

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

From TheJournal.ie Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland Crisis

Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland

The number of patients waiting for a hospital appointment has jumped by more than 40,000 people in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court Hospitals

Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court

The issue centres on a dispute between the workers and the HSE over pay rises.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments Hospitals

'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

556,411 patients were waiting for their first outpatient consultation at the end of May.

From TheJournal.ie Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month Trolley Watch

Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

Some 106 children were among those waiting without a bed.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals Dignity

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?

New proposals would see such products removed from hospital vending machines.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?

A new report has suggested that they be removed if a patient requests it.

From TheJournal.ie 'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments Record Numbers

'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

Figures could rise again next month, due to the fallout from the nurses’ strike.

From TheJournal.ie Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court Industrial Action

Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court

Talks broke up this evening with no commitments for the nurses to call off the action.

From TheJournal.ie Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all' Industrial Unrest

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses to meet tomorrow to discuss adding further strike dates Industrial Action

Nurses to meet tomorrow to discuss adding further strike dates

Nurses and midwives held their first 24 hours of a full strike on Wednesday this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country Picket Lines This post contains videos

'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country

The dispute centres on pay, conditions and staffing levels.

From TheJournal.ie Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references Our Lady Of Lourdes This post contains videos

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references

Locals recently protested the proposed name change of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis' Industrial Action

Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis'

They join members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation who are also due to go on strike.

From TheJournal.ie 'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria War Tactics

'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria

How the ‘weaponisation of healthcare’ is being used as a war tactic.

From TheJournal.ie #WeAreWorking: Doctors and nurses remind Leo of their sacrifices over the Christmas period ImAtWorkLeo

#WeAreWorking: Doctors and nurses remind Leo of their sacrifices over the Christmas period

Varadkar felt the ire of frontline staff in November this month when he suggested that consultants should not take holidays in the first week of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals At Risk

Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals

Figures from the HSE show how frequently nursing staff are assaulted.

From TheJournal.ie 'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals Healthcare

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland Daycase Access Plan

Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland

The number of patients waiting more than 9 months for treatment has reduced by 38%.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'An enormous burden falls on the shoulders of our nurses in Ireland' Opinion

Opinion: 'An enormous burden falls on the shoulders of our nurses in Ireland'

Our healthcare system in Ireland needs our nurses more than ever but measuring their performance has not been a priority, says former INMO General Secretary Liam Doran.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach Hospital Shut Down

Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach

The Taoiseach says hospitals effectively close down over the Christmas period and that needs to end.

From TheJournal.ie 'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter Warning

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter

The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.

From TheJournal.ie HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns' Building Inspections

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year Crisis

Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly said the situation is far worse than last year.

From TheJournal.ie HSE spent €600,000 last year on debt collectors to chase patients for unpaid bills Final Notice

HSE spent €600,000 last year on debt collectors to chase patients for unpaid bills

The Irish Cancer Society recently called for the government to abolish inpatient charges for cancer patients in the forthcoming Budget.

From TheJournal.ie 'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys Nursing Vacancies

'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys

The HSE has said it regrets any delays experienced by patients.

From TheJournal.ie Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning Warning

Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning

The HPRA said that it is aware of complaints made from an Irish hospital regarding the Tautmann UT10 patient trolley.

From TheJournal.ie Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year Patient Safety

Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year

There were an average of 160 patient safety incidents per day last year.

From TheJournal.ie HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin Dublin

HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin

Members of the public have been advised that the two infected people attended a number of hospitals where it is possibly they passed on the illness.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding Reform Needed

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes Hospitals

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

From TheJournal.ie A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital' Off The Charts

A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital'

The special report on the hospitals sector was carried out in 20 Irish hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie 'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones Running Costs

'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones

New figures show a significant discrepancy in the weekly costs of providing long-term residential care for elderly people.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma Storm Emma

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.

From TheJournal.ie All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled Severe Weather

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled

Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.

From TheJournal.ie Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan Er

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan

A specialist trauma unit will also be located in a third location.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day Injured

Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day

Fifteen cyclists died in road traffic incidents last year.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley Overcrowding

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley

The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.

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